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Curator of the exhibition Julian Harrison said: "John's tomb at Worcester Cathedral was opened for a brief period in 1797, and certain body parts removed as souvenirs... by William Wood, a stationer's apprentice."
Negotiations between John and his barons failed and civil war broke out in May 1215. When the rebels seized London, John was compelled to negotiate further and, on 19 June at Runnymede on the River Thames, he accepted the baronial terms embodied in the Magna Carta, which limited royal power, ensured feudal rights and restated English law. It was the first formal document stating that the monarch was as much under the rule of law as his people, and that the rights of individuals were to be upheld even against the wishes of the sovereign.
King John (c.1167 - 1216)
Heck we grave rob all the time.
Wtf? And Why?
Teeth extracted from a medieval English King will be displayed as part of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
originally posted by: gortex
The information is in the linked article , to you it's useless and disgusting to others it's an historical link back to the 13th century and the person who laid the foundations for modern democracy.
So we should stop digging up mummies or fossils of past hominids?.
They're corpses. Just corpses. There is no need to pay special respect to a dead body.